Moving finally—my mountain home in San Ramon
So it looks like we are finally going to move… Our new spot is ¼ of the space of the old one. But how much do we need. No pub this time—well we will have a pub but not a business. And no pool—but we will have a hot tub and a maybe a gas fireplace.
ReMax was the company that finally helped us. The article that I posted on this blog last year got the attention of a potential buyer who was looking in Tamarindo for a pub—and fell in love with the Black Sheep. Of course it was not a straight forward path and when she faltered we almost sold to a “savvy group of investors’ as they called themselves—they backed out and Kerri came back.
She and her friends stayed with us for a few days before making an offer. This is common here. What is not to love here? The pristine surroundings. The breathtaking views. The “lord of the rings”-like clouds touching down on the mountains during the rainy season. This is our favorite time where everything greens out with more shades of color than Ireland.. The sunny season with the planeloads of tourist on vacation is exciting in a different way. Lots of businesses open for “the season.” Everyone comes to the Black Sheep and it has been fantastic for us to meet so many people over the past 10 years. I will miss it all and we are ready for a change.
Since moving here I have reconfigured my psychiatric nursing career and I like working locum tenens. I find psychiatry jobs in the States, and I diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications to a wide range of people. I have a good foundation in this work from my education and years in Boston. I find it very rewarding to work as a provider and to not work all the time. I am always appreciated and the money helps of course. Joe tells me I cannot continue this forever and I tell him about the 80 year old psychiatrist I met in New Hampshire and Joe says “he does not live in Costa Rica.” I have at least 10 more years in me. More if I continue to do Yoga.
Our original plan was not for me to be gone ½ the year. But we didn’t have as much money as we thought and over time it became more expensive here. We are fortunate I have this skill and my career is in great demand in the states right now. “It’s all good” has become my motto.
I most recently worked in Oregon working in Geriatric Psychiatry. I have several specialties now. We had our final St Patrick ’s Day bash, and now for the packing and move.
We have started renting our new spot in the mountains. We will buy when our current house closes- scheduled for Sept 1st. We visited last week and will go again next week… another chapter in our lives coming up..